The Neuroscience of Trauma and Its Healing: The Road Back to the Neurobiological Core Self

Presented by AEDP Founder & Director Diana Fosha, PhD & Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD

Recorded for OnDemand Learning


This online seminar is for professionals and students in mental health and the healing arts and sciences including: Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, and Masters & Doctoral students as well as soon-to-be licensed Interns & Trainees.


Training Description

Through the presentation of cutting-edge neuroscience,  transformational theory informing clinical practice and videotaped therapy sessions, this workshop will provide an opportunity to see in clinical action the application of insights derived from neurobiology and attachment research, to facilitate deep transformational change and heal relational trauma.

Ruth Lanius MD, PhD, drawing on her work as both world famous neuroscientist and in-the-trenches trauma clinician, will focus on the neuroscience of brain/mind/body correlations underlying five dimensions of consciousness: time, thought, body, emotion, and intersubjectivity and explore how they are affected in trauma, more specifically in dissociation and PTSD. The emergence of the self through the integrated experience of these five dimensions of consciousness and its relationship to the development of major brain networks during childhood and adolescence will also be described. The neuroscience underlying alterations in each of these five dimensions of consciousness frequently observed in various forms of psychopathology will be discussed to demonstrate the importance of these dimensions in the healing practice. Experiential exercises involving the use of imagination, imagery, and mind/body techniques will be utilized to illustrate relevant concepts.

Diana Fosha, PhD, drawing on neuroplasticity, affective neurobiology, attachment theory, developmental research into caregiver-infant interactions, and transformational studies, developed AEDP’s fundamentally experiential, dyadic, healing-oriented practice. This workshop will focus on how to work with trauma and dissociation. The videotapes will illustrate experiential clinical work that hugs the upper limits of the window of tolerance as a way of expanding the patient’s relational, emotional  and receptive affective capacities. The focus will be on techniques involving affirmation and recognition, making use of the therapist’s affective responses.  The clinical work will demonstrate moment-to-moment tracking informed by Jaak Panksepp’s concept of the neurobiological core self. Manifestations of that concept will be tracked from the earliest moment of the 1st session through the end of the treatment in a patient with complex PTSD.

By viewing this workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Describe the neuroscience of brain/mind/body correlations underlying five dimensions of consciousness: time, thought, body, emotion, and intersubjectivity.
  • Identify the five dimensions and how they are affected in trauma, more specifically in dissociation and PTSD.
  • Recognize the emergence of the self through the integrated experience of these five dimensions of consciousness.
  • Name three interventions used to work with the patient’s relational, emotional  and receptive affective experiences.
  • Identify techniques involving affirmation and recognition, making use of the therapist’s affective responses.
  • Demonstrate one of AEDP’s signature clinical techniques, “moment-to-moment tracking.”
  • Understand the concept of the neurobiological core self and its relationship to transformance and core state.

Meet the Presenter

Diana Fosha, PhD

Diana Fosha, PhD, is the developer of AEDP™ psychotherapy, a healing-based, transformation-oriented treatment model. And she is Founder and Director of the AEDP Institute. For the last 20 years, Diana has been active in promoting a scientific basis for a healing-oriented, attachment-emotion-transformation focused trauma treatment model. Fosha’s work focuses on integrating positive neuroplasticity, recognition science and developmental dyadic research into experiential and transformational clinical work with patients. Her most recent work focuses on promoting flourishing as a seamless part of the AEDP therapeutic process of transforming emotional suffering. Drawing on affective neuroscience, attachment theory, mother-infant developmental research, and research documenting the undreamed-of plasticity in the adult brain, AEDP is an experiential clinical practice which reflects the integration of science, (Read More…)

Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD

Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program services that specialized in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 150 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally. She has recently published a book Healing the traumatized self: Consciousness, neuroscience, treatment with Paul Frewen.


Requirements

AEDP Institute On Demand Trainings are to be viewed on your private computer or smart device. They are intentionally not downloadable; we “stream” them. So, having a high speed Internet connection is important to having a good learning experience.

This training is intended to be viewed only by mental health professionals and students in mental health or related fields. You will be asked to provide evidence of and swear to uphold your professional credentials before completing registration and payment and receiving access to the materials.


Fees & Registration

$149 for non-Members
$129 AEDP Institute Members only (you must be logged in to receive the discounted price.)

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Continuing Education Credits

This is a pre-recorded on-demand Distance Learning Video, which is considered a home study course. Upon completing the pre-recorded on-demand distance learning video there will be a link to take the test and pay $25 for 6.5 CE. 

Participants must attest to completing the course material, complete the evaluation and complete the post-test with a passing score of 75% or better.

Failure to complete and submit these materials will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. Partial credit is not available. Documentation of CE credit is based on the date the exam is completed. The completion date cannot be changed. There are no exceptions to this policy. This course is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available* for this recorded On Demand Training. Each local and National professional board has its own specific Rules and Regulations for Continuing Education Credit Approval and Acceptance. Check with your State Regulatory board if you have questions or concerns not clarified by the information provided below. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact our CE and Registration Partner, R. Cassidy Seminars Karen Newell, karen@rcassidy.com, 866-992-9399 x 105 before the event.

*Individual Board Rules are subject to change.

Psychologists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 2 contact hours. Self-study

Social Workers
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782. (2) hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for (2) contact hours self-study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (2) clock hours, #RCST110701
MN: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the Minnesota Board of Social Work, CEP #2281 approval 2/22/22 – 2/22/23. 4 CE hour.

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (2) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (2) contact hours self-study.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (2) contact hours self-study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (2) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. (2) CE Hours. Provider #151

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (2) contact hours self-study

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP; CCAPP Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (2) CEHs. CCAPP is an IC&RC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (2) hours general and/or (13) hours (specific specialization), Expires 3/31/2022. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Dentists
CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874. (2) CE Hours. Some state dental boards are reciprocal. Check with your licensing board to be sure.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (2) contact hours. Many state nursing boards are reciprocal with other states. Check with your licensing board to be sure.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (2) CE Hours.


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